As a whole, during the Gilded Age “the middle and upper-middle class seemed to be becoming, in part as a result of its wartime experience, less sensitive to the suffering and hardship of the poor” (Ginzberg 207). Subsequently, “[m]iddle-class Protestantism became increasingly defensive of privilege, insensitive to the poor, and harsh towards efforts to change from within” (Ginzberg 207). In fact, “[m]any ministers came to endorse a corporate defense of property and expressed hostility to labor organizing” and it was believed that in no place “did the business spirit find greater favor than in the Protestant church” (Ginzberg 207). Similarly, Carter finds that the Gilded Age “was a time when the gospel of Christ was felt to be in full harmony with the Gospel of Wealth” (Ginzberg 207 fix citation). Had it been religion that shaped the morals of the people during the Gilded Age then the protestant church still would have reflected the same “self giving love seen in Christ” (Latourette 83) that christianity was built on.
Even though he suggested the necessity on a closer look into other marginalized groups, research could be very difficult because of the lack of existing data. Moreover, the issue of sensitivity about the disclosure of legislators’ personal information could be a problem when conducting a research study. Obtaining information such as people’s ethnic background, religion or sexual orientation is very challenging. In another article, Jeanette and Stewart are trying to explore the problem of underrepresentation among women and racial minorities in the world’s legislatures. It made use of cases from British Columbia (B.C.)
Know Thyself, an article by John D. Mayer, features the thoughts of Shelley Taylor and Susan Fiske. Fiske and Taylor explain that it is often challenging to understand others when we have preconceived notions and stereotypes about people before we get to know them (77). Homeless people are often considered social outcasts. And because they are outcasts, do we not understand them very well? A good question to ask about homeless people therefore is how do preconceived notions and stereotypes about homeless people cause city governments and it’s citizenry to treat them as inferiors who need to be hidden?
Rhetorical Analysis Persuasion is the result of the combination of components driving an audience to support a position. While some techniques are effective, they can be misused, misguided, and misunderstood, generating a lack of application to society. Following the foundations of persuasion, one must develop their own credibility, use logic, and emotions. In Kobutsu Malone’s article “Narcissism and Spiritual Materialism: The New Age Legacy”, there is a noticeable lack of the rhetorical strategies, ethos, pathos, and logos, belittling the persuasive effectiveness, as well as the poor utilization of kairos and style reducing the strength of his overall argument. Within the article Malone expresses his desire for the New Age to stop materializing
The Giver Compare/Contrast Essay When some people hear the words ‘perfect society’ what do they think of? Take a look at our society, then take a look at Jonas’s society, between our two societies there are some comparisons and a vast amount of differences. For instance, the rules are different, as well as their family units and their individuality.While our society is more on the modern side, Jonas’s society is plainer. When it comes to the rules in our society, we don’t normally think of rules that are very extreme. For instance, in The Giver, if someone made three mistakes they would be released.
Capitalism and Poverty: Capitalism is the dominant vision of what shapes our society. It is a system that is almost made for some and those opposing the system are often seen as deviant. In Racialized Haunting by Lisa Cacho, talks about how a person’s death because they were “deviant”. “Even if we had attempted to circumvent the devaluing processes of race and gender by citing other readily recognizable signs and signifiers of value, such as legality, heteronormativity, American citizenship, higher education, affluence, morality, and respectability, we still would not have had evidence to narrate him as a productive, worthy, and responsible citizen.” (26 Cacho) Neoliberalism: Ronald Reagan brought this idea into place in the 1980s tying in
There has been so many views and different interpretation given to ideology as a component over decades. Even though Marx seems to be the father of ideology, some other authors also mentioned some things about ideology. Shelby (2003) examined in his book some contemporary social theorists and philosophers’ view about ideology and stated that ideology is the imaginary relationship of individuals to their real conditions of existence, and that ideology is a social consciousness which takes certain false things to be true about matters having significance to the outcome of class-divided societies. This was in full support of what happened in the above scenario. The man involved had false beliefs and thoughts about the attitude of nurses in general,
The Middle Ages in Europe was a period of time between the 410 AD and 1450 AD. During this time, the Church played a major role in people’s lives and controlled what information people had access to as it was the monks who copied out books. Religion hindered the development of medicine to a partial extent because the Church prohibited dissections and people followed supernatural remedies. However, it established universities and hospitals to treat people as well. Religion did contribute positively to the progress of medicine by establishing hospitals.
They could actively take part in religious organizations and activities but it was not possible for the lower class. Therefore religion based class systems caused a huge inequality and class conflict. Although nearly most of the religions advocate equality, along with the religion based class systems it contradicts itself. Apart from religion based class systems, there is also political class systems. We can see the most significant examples of political class systems in the medieval Europe.
The roles of men and women are habitually pondered by those in a society; however, to what degree are we to differentiate the roles in which a man and a woman can provide for not only their families, but rather his or her individual selves as well? During the time of the 1800s, women were seen as second-class citizens compared to the “superior” men. In opposition, women began to protest for their rights to break away from social norms. In 1879, a Norwegian playwright named Henrik Ibsen published his most controversial play A Doll's House to display such opposition in the society. Moreover, this play is primarily contentious in the way Ibsen perceives his characters in inhabiting what a man or woman is to be expected to be in their prejudice
The Act of Uniformity mandated the attendance of religion in the nation and created punishments for failure to appear loyal to the Anglican church. The move is not surprising considering the tumultuous state that England had been under from the previous rulers: Mary, Edward, and Henry VIII that all sought to create new religions. However, rather
Luther Legacy pg 35) helped to replace the authority of the Church. His reason was always the bible and reason, that your salvation was yours and not that of the clergy. Traditional authority began to change, the imagination of people became more radical and there was a call to initiate reform in the Church. However, popes refused to concede anything that could weaken the power of Rome. This helped to continue the decline of the teachings and authority of the Catholic Church.
Basil Catholic Church was once an example of exclusion of minorities and was a church that was focused on the old ways of Catholicism. o We see evidence of adhering to old tradition and not modern catholic thought in the way that in its early days, the church was focused on creating a more ornate church than a church focused on the people. o In Carey’s Catholics in America, it is pointed out that prior to Vatican II, the Catholic Church in the United States was a much divided church with many opinions on race relations and interfaith relations. (89-92) • In 1969-1970, St. Basils Catholic Church was on object of protest by Cesar Chavez’s Chicano movement. o St. Basil’s was accused of over extravagance when they spent a large sum of money on Church expansion and decoration rather than helping its parishioners.
There are different indications of decline that are used as a measurement. These include the political culture and level of respect for the authority of government and the faith of citizens in a government, education, and culture wars. Culture wars are the social issues that cause conflict amongst citizens, like gay marriage, gun control, and abortion. Whereas education is the most important because fewer and fewer people understand how the government works. This allows for people to over react or under react because they don’t understand what’s going on, which is one of Nye’s key
Theme 1: Having mixed feelings as professional regarding performance measurement in social work The sub themes were: 1) having both doubts and curiosity about performance measurement in social work and 2) feeling being torn between what can be measured and what cannot be measured. Having both doubt and curiosity about measuring in social work highlights the feelings of doubts and curiosity that the interviewed talked about in relation to measuring in Social Work. Almost all informants described that they felt that it is problematic to measure changes within people whilst there are no problem to measure things related to more quantitative factors. Measuring in Social Work seems to arouse feelings that what is measured is just a snapshot of a more complex reality and not given a meaning of importance in relation to those in need of social services. All of the informant describes an uncertainty if everything that happens in Social Work is possible to measure.